Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co have one last chance of redemption.
Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.
Winner of Hampshire Book Award 2015 and We Read Award 2015. Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: Simply the Book Category 2015 and North East Book Award 2015. Long-listed for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2015 and Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014.